Black Label Society have announced a full UK & Europe headline tour schedule for summer 2022, taking in major festivals along the way.
Starting with Finland’s Rockfest on June 2nd, Zakk and the gang soon arrive in London to play two shows at Camden’s Electric Ballroom on June 7th & 8th. The run of headline & festival shows see the band hit Germany, Spain, France, Italy and more.
New Jersey based heavy rock artist KENNY DUBMAN has released the official music video for “Old Dog,” the debut single with CHARLIE STARR (BLACKBERRY SMOKE) off of his upcoming LP, Conflicted. Produced by Kenny Dubman and Steve Deauctis, Conflicted was recorded at Sound Spa Productions in Edison, NJ, and features additional guest appearances by Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and SCOTTI HILL (SKID ROW), with a release fat 4/29/2022.
“Conflicted is really an album of observations of human nature and behavior…every single track is about things that people do, and the impact these things have on both themselves and others in their sphere. Human emotion drives human behavior, which ultimately shapes our worlds, for better or worse. Every single person is conflicted, in one way or another, at some point in their lives.” – KENNY DUBMAN
Track List: 1. Old Dog 2. Modern Day Jesus 3. Beautiful Like You 4. Robbing You Blind 5. Toeing the Line 6. You Belong 7. Stuck on Replay 8. Cruelest of Them All 9. Winter Wind 10. Pitiful Fool 11. For the Taking 12. Wool Over Your Eyes
Kenny was raised in a house where music played all the time, and it was his mom’s Hendrix and Santana records that etched their way into his psyche…he had to know how to make those sounds. By age 9 he had started guitar lessons, and by 12, had begun to unravel the mysteries of real rock guitar playing on his own, courtesy of Ace Frehely on the first Kiss Alive album. Ace was playing the Jimmy Page licks…but he played them slowly and methodically enough for a kid to digest and be able to repeat them, albeit clumsily at first. Over time, the pentatonic scale layout of the neck revealed itself, and he was off to the races, never looking back.
By Kenny’s senior year in high school, he had joined a newly minted band called Prophet with a bunch of Jersey guys several years his senior. They busted their asses learning progressive rock covers by Kansas, Yes, Rush, Genesis, Pink Floyd….as well as hard rock like Scorpions, Van Halen, Sabbath and AC/DC. By 1982, Prophet was one of the kings of the NJ club band circuit, playing 5 nights per week to packed houses all over the tri state area. In 1985, Prophet would release the first of their 3 albums; the self-titled “Prophet” (1985), followed by “Cycle Of The Moon” (1988), and “Recycled” (1991). All records met with critical acclaim, yet Prophet would never rise above cult following status…a following which still remains today.
A few original music projects followed in the early 90’s, but he was growing weary of the music business and all of it’s fickle whims. He lost his passion for creating and trying to forge ahead, and channeled those passions elsewhere.
In 2013, Kenny found himself at an all-time low, having gone through quite a few years of real trauma in his personal life. He had finally shed all his baggage, and was slowly regaining himself and learning to stand again…gradually finding his footing. It was during this period that he stumbled on to an album that would set the course for a whole new musical re-birth for him…”The Whippoorwill” by Blackberry Smoke. Just happened to click on it by chance one day while looking for an album to play while at work. A year later, he was still listening to the whole record every day. A few months after that, song ideas that he thought were worth capturing started to appear for the first time in years. And on July 4th, 2016, Kenny released “Reckless Abandon”, his very first 100% solo record. And THAT…is where this awesome journey started for the second time…and he’ll never look back again.
Black Label Society releases their second single and video for “End of Days” from the upcoming album, Doom Crew Inc., out Black Friday, November 26 via Spinefarm.
Today, Heavy Consequence premiered the music video for “End of Days,” watch Zakk’s Burger House vs. J.D.’s Chicken Shackbusinesschase each other in a comedic bear and panda costume when they accidentally walk into a music video with Dario and Jeff as rappers named, Shrimp Boat and Yung Chikin.
Black Label Society announced their 11th studio album, Doom Crew Inc., out November 26 via Spinefarm. The album will be available digitally, on CD and on 2-disc vinyl via three limited colour variants (details below).
Exclusive vinyl variants: –
White x 2000
Silver x 2000
Grey/marble x 2000
Additionally, Spinefarm have created an extra-special loaded & limited box, including grey/marble vinyl, cassette, CD, t-shirt, pin badge, enamel badge & an official photo card. Limited to 500 worldwide.
Last October, Armored Saint released their eighth full-length, Punching The Sky, via Metal Blade Records. Today, the band has announced their first tour dates in support of this record: a short run of shows with Black Label Society and Prong in December 2021!
Front-man John Bush comments: “We’re super excited to finally be doing some dates in support of ‘Punching the Sky’!! Albeit a year in two months after it came out. What makes it even more exciting is to support Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society!! Let’s do it!!!!”